Former Hull hotel fire ‘deliberate’

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Published: Wednesday 6th May 2015 by The News Editor

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The fire that ripped through the former New York Hotel in Hull is thought to have been started deliberately.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service claims the blaze started on the second floor of the derelict building. Here it found a small collection of rubbish, which it believes was ignited on purpose.

Fire investigation officer Dave Bristow has passed the findings of the inquiry to the police. He says the most likely cause of the fire was deliberate ignition.

Humberside Police is now investigating what started the blaze, which began around 4.50pm on Monday. Three fire crews were called to the scene. The flames spread to an adjacent betting shop on Anlaby Road.

It is the third derelict building fire in Hull in the space of three weeks. The former Cornmill Hotel on Holderness Road was engulfed by a blaze on 13 April, while two days later the George Lamb Memorial Chapel fire on Lambert Street went up in flames.

Police refuse to rule out the possibility of anything linking the recent spate of fires at the derelict premises.

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Published: Wednesday 6th May 2015 by The News Editor

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